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Sir Christopher Scott: Synthesizer Magician

During the 1970s when progressive rock, pop and soul were at their peak, a number of wizard keyboardists enjoyed superstar status:  Rick Wakeman, Keith Emerson, Stevie Wonder, Jan Hammer, Billy Preston, Jon Lord, Bernie Worrell.

And Sir Christopher Scott.

I learned this when I picked up Sir Scott’s 1970 Decca LP, More Switched on Bacharach :

“Here’s a second helping of great music untouched by human hands.  More of the really magical songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David are played electronically by that genius of the Moog synthesizer, that wonder of the switches and plugs, Sir Christopher Scott.”

Secret for success?   Magic + music = Sir Christopher Scott:

“And that’s the secret of Sir Christopher Scott and his patch cords, plugs, electronic gear, and mind full of ideas:  what he does is magic, but it’s always music.”

Sir Christopher Scott II

Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head- Sir Christopher Scott

[Pssst:  Click on the triangle above to hear “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” by Sir Christopher Scott]

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